The University of Johannesburg's new campus in Soweto boasts some splendid buildings, many of which are named after struggle icons - this makes the campus more relevant to the community of Soweto and to South Africa.
The community of Soweto now has access to a state-of-the-art higher learning facility, following the multimillion-rand upgrading and opening of the University of Johannesburg’s campus in the township. • SA university gets global nod
The creation of a new body, UN Women - or the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women - was celebrated on 30 January 2011 at the 16th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. • UN lifetime award for Tutu
For nearly a decade now, the Amarula Trust has run a job-creation project in the Western Cape’s poverty-stricken Sir Lowry’s Pass village, giving the women involved access to much-needed income. • Women's rights in South Africa to advance
The recently formed National Freedom Party, a breakaway from the Inkatha Freedom Party, hopes to draw in South Africans who’ve grown weary of racial battles among other political groups in the country. • South Africa kicks off 2011 election drive
South Africa will launch its own development aid agency in 2011 in a move likely to boost the country’s status as an emerging economic power and champion of the African continent. • $90bn boost to Africa's economy